Idle implements the Telepathy D-Bus specification for Internet Relay Chat, allowing Telepathy clients like empathy(1) to connect to IRC servers.
It is a D-Bus service which runs on the session bus, and should usually be started automatically by D-Bus activation. However, it might be useful to start it manually for debugging.
There are no command-line options.
If set, debug output will go to the given file rather than to stderr. If + is prepended to the filename (e.g. IDLE_LOGFILE=+idle.log), debug output will be appended to the file; otherwise, any existing file will be replaced.
May be set to "all" for full debug output, or various undocumented options (which may change from release to release) to filter the output.